Mantis ID please

SkyeSpider

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I just moved to Oklahoma, so all these wonderful new bugs are keeping me very entertained.

Last night, I found my first mantis since I got here. I've decided to enjoy it as a pet for a little while. That said, I'd like to know more about what kind it is. I'm in central Oklahoma, if it makes a difference. I've also seen lots more of these, lately.
 
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padkison

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Looks like an adult female Stagmomantis carolina. Probably going to lay fertile ooths for you.
 

SkyeSpider

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Looks like an adult female Stagmomantis carolina. Probably going to lay fertile ooths for you.
Her abdomen has turned brown and is swelling. Should I be concerned? I assumed it had something to do with ooths, but I wasn't 100%.
 
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